# California DMV Driver's Permit Sample Quiz

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When you are learning how to become a licensed driver in California, you may be given a test to show just how much you know about driving. Are you ready to clear the exam for your permit, or do you need more practice? The sample quiz below is designed to help you review some important things you might get in the test. Give it a shot!

• 1.

### A red triangle sign means:

• A.

Wrong Way

• B.

Do Not Enter

• C.

Yield

• D.

Stop

C. Yield
Explanation
A red triangle sign typically indicates that drivers should yield or give the right of way to other vehicles or pedestrians. This sign is used to remind drivers to slow down, be cautious, and be prepared to stop if necessary. It is commonly seen at intersections, roundabouts, or areas where merging or entering traffic is present. Yielding means that drivers must allow others to proceed before them, ensuring a safe flow of traffic and preventing accidents.

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• 2.

### A solid yellow line on the road to your left means:

• A.

The traffic on the other side is moving in the same direction

• B.

The traffic on the other side is moving in the opposite direction.

• C.

It is okay to cross the line to pass another car.

• D.

You are on the edge of the road.

B. The traffic on the other side is moving in the opposite direction.
Explanation
A solid yellow line on the road to your left indicates that the traffic on the other side is moving in the opposite direction. This line serves as a divider between lanes of traffic moving in opposite directions and signifies that it is not safe to cross over into the oncoming traffic lane. It is important to stay in your designated lane and not attempt to pass other vehicles by crossing this solid yellow line.

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• 3.

### If you notice an emergency vehicle, you must:

• A.

Stop if you are in an intersection

• B.

Speed up if the vehicle has pulled to the side of the road.

• C.

Let them go around you.

• D.

Pull over to the right of the road and stop.

D. Pull over to the right of the road and stop.
Explanation
When you notice an emergency vehicle, it is important to pull over to the right side of the road and come to a complete stop. This allows the emergency vehicle to pass safely and quickly. It is not safe to speed up or let the vehicle go around you, as this may impede their progress or cause a collision. Stopping if you are in an intersection is also important to ensure the emergency vehicle can pass through without any obstruction.

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• 4.

### When parking down a hill:

• A.

Turn your wheels facing to the right

• B.

Turn your wheels facing to the left

• C.

• D.

Park next to a yellow line.

A. Turn your wheels facing to the right
Explanation
When parking down a hill, it is important to turn your wheels facing to the right. This is because if the vehicle were to roll downhill, the wheels would turn into the curb or roadside, preventing the vehicle from rolling into traffic. This is a safety precaution to ensure that the vehicle remains stationary and does not pose a risk to other drivers or pedestrians.

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• 5.

### Blind spots are:

• A.

Spaces you can see with your rearview mirror

• B.

Smaller around a semi-truck

• C.

Next to or behind your car.

• D.

Both A and B

C. Next to or behind your car.
Explanation
Blind spots refer to the areas that are not visible to the driver either through the rearview mirror or by turning their head. These blind spots are typically found next to or behind the car. While it is true that blind spots can be smaller around a semi-truck, the main focus of the question is on the general concept of blind spots, which are primarily located next to or behind the car. Therefore, the correct answer is "Next to or behind your car."

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• 6.

### Safe driving practices when around large trucks include:

• A.

Making sure you can see the front of the truck before entering into the same lane.

• B.

Driving in the left lane when going up or down hills.

• C.

Being able to see the driver of the truck in their rearview mirrors.

• D.

All of the above.

D. All of the above.
Explanation
The correct answer is "All of the above." This means that all of the mentioned safe driving practices when around large trucks are correct. It is important to make sure you can see the front of the truck before entering into the same lane to avoid any potential collisions. Driving in the left lane when going up or down hills allows the truck driver to have better visibility and control. Being able to see the driver of the truck in their rearview mirrors helps you ensure that they are aware of your presence and reduces the risk of accidents.

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• 7.

### The _______ Second Rule is a good way to measure a safe following distance.

• A.

Three

• B.

Two

• C.

Four

• D.

Five

A. Three
Explanation
The "Three Second Rule" is a good way to measure a safe following distance. This rule suggests that drivers should maintain a distance of at least three seconds from the vehicle ahead of them. By allowing this time gap, it provides enough space to react and stop safely in case of any sudden changes or emergencies on the road. This rule helps to prevent rear-end collisions and promotes safe driving practices.

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• 8.

### You should try to signal ___________ feet before you make a turn.

• A.

50 feet

• B.

100 feet

• C.

150 feet

• D.

200 feet

B. 100 feet
Explanation
When making a turn, it is important to signal in advance to alert other drivers and pedestrians of your intentions. Signaling 100 feet before the turn provides enough time for others to react and adjust their driving accordingly. This distance allows for a safe and smooth transition, reducing the risk of accidents or confusion on the road.

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• 9.

### Leave ________ seconds between you and the car in front of you when driving in the snow or ice.

• A.

1 to 3

• B.

3 to 5

• C.

6 to 8

• D.

8 to 10

C. 6 to 8
Explanation
When driving in the snow or ice, it is important to leave a sufficient distance between your car and the car in front of you to allow for safe braking and maneuvering. The correct answer of 6 to 8 seconds suggests that this is the recommended time interval to maintain in order to ensure a safe following distance. This allows for extra time to react to any sudden changes or emergencies on the road, reducing the risk of accidents.

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• 10.

### Hydroplaning can happen at any speed over:

• A.

25 miles per hour

• B.

35 miles per hour

• C.

40 miles per hour

• D.

45 miles per hour

B. 35 miles per hour
Explanation
Hydroplaning is a phenomenon where a vehicle loses traction with the road surface due to a layer of water between the tires and the road. It occurs when the speed of the vehicle is too high for the tires to displace the water effectively. The correct answer of 35 miles per hour suggests that hydroplaning can occur at speeds as low as 35 mph, indicating that even moderate speeds can be dangerous in wet conditions.

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